Here are more WIP shots of the Bushido Kitsune. For some reason my paint is super shiny right now, although I’ve done nothing different than normal except use my new wet palette. Hmm… So far I’ve mostly been focusing on her dress. Next I will paint her skin/fur and face. I may also add more shadows to the dress as it’s lost a bit of the purple. The shadows are VGA Hexed Lichen, which is becoming my go-to shadow color for a lot of things. The mid tone is VMC Dark Prusia Blue, and the highlight is VMC Sky Blue. A little bit of VMC Transparent Blue is involved, but only to help transitions between mid and shadow. Transitions between highlight and midtone were done by painting a solid stripe of the highlight in the shape and approximate size I wanted, and then glazing the transition with thin Dark Prusia Blue.
Now it’s time for the alternative models I’ve seen for Vampire Counts Rare choices!
Although it’s very different from the GW Varghulf, but appropriate in size and theme, the Mierce Creoda Guthwulf would make a very cool Varghulf.
Bushido makes a model that could be used as a Cairn Wraith. I’m not a fan of the orphan component of this model, but the Wrath could be a good choice, although it’s also very different from the GW model.
Cool Mini or Not also makes a possible Cairn Wraith substitute model:
Next up is Mantic. They make a group of Wraiths.
Reaper also makes a possible alternate, and I actually really like this model.
And another good Reaper choice:
Here’s a possibility from Games Workshop!
I think this Reaper model makes an excellent Tomb Banshee.
Here is another Reaper option:
I really like love this particular Reaper model, and in a themed force it could be made to work very well as a Tomb Banshee.
If you don’t mind partial nudity, this is another option from Reaper.
Reaper really makes a lot of ghostly female models, here’s another:
I really like this one as well:
First, is Reaper Kaladrax, a perfectly awesome skeletal dragon.
Mierce also makes a far less skeletal option if that’s what you prefer.
Mierce also makes a model that is an appropriate size and, although not like the GW Terrorgheist, it could be used in its stead.
If you missed it, here are the alternate Core choice models: http://wp.me/p3Yek1-d7.
Next up: Special.